We reported on Sandia Lab’s new self guided bullet a few days ago. Four-inches long, laser-guided, while sporting fins and a forward centre of gravity, the round has an optical sensor in the nose that guides it to the target, while an eight-bit processor running a proprietary algorithm steers it as it flies.
Because of the bullet’s diminutive size compared to, say, a full-scale missile, the same flight corrections can be performed dozens of times per second in its Mach 2.1 flight.
Next Media Animation saw our story and sent the following animation outlining the bullet’s technology and highlighting its capabilities.
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